Croydon was known as Spence until its name was changed in 1998.
Croydon is named for the parish of Croydon in county Surrey, England, which is now part of Greater London. Croydon is where the chalk down of southern England comes closest to London and the name Croydon derives from the Saxon word Craydene, meaning chalk valley. Our Croydon was settled from 1856, when the local farm of 40 acres was subdivided. The Croydon electorate covers the north-western suburbs between Regency Road and the River Torrens.
Map of Croydon State Electoral Boundaries